If the whole body [were] an eye, where [were] the hearing? If the whole [were] hearing, where [were] the smelling?
And if they were all one member, where [were] the body?
I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater [is] he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
you might prophesy
he thoroughly interprets
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them [is] without signification.
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord.
But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
And if Christ be not risen, then [is] our preaching vain, and your faith [is] also vain.
For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
And if Christ be not raised, your faith [is] vain; ye are yet in your sins.
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other [grain: ]
that which will be
If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
displayed for public ridicule
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
To whom ye forgive any thing, I [forgive] also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave [it,] for your sakes [forgave I it] in the person of Christ;
I have ameliorated
I have ameliorated
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some [others,] epistles of commendation to you, or [letters] of commendation from you?
of [the] commendatory
of [those] commendatory
But if the ministration of death, written [and] engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which [glory] was to be done away:
For if the ministration of condemnation [be] glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.
For if that which is done away [was] glorious, much more that which remaineth [is] glorious.
But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
it is re-renewed
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we [him] no more.
Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though [it were] but for a season.
Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, [I did it] not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
of the wrong-doer
of the wronged
to be made conspicuous
For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which [I made] before Titus, is found a truth.
For if there be first a willing mind, [it is] accepted according to that a man hath, [and] not according to that he hath not.
joyfully accepted with foresight
Do ye look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ's, let him of himself think this again, that, as he [is] Christ's, even so [are] we Christ's.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him. ]
you have endured
But though [I be] rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.
being made conspicuous
Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.
For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour [you,] if a man take [of you,] if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.
he purposefully makes into working class
If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.
I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except [it be] that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
he was put on public display
of limitless potential
of limitless potential
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
As we said before, so say I now again, If any [man] preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
we have foretold
displayed for public ridicule
For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, [is] therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
to be made just
For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness [come] by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
For if the inheritance [be] of the law, [it is] no more of promise: but God gave [it] to Abraham by promise.
he has ameliorated
[Is] the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if [it had been] possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
it has been put on public display
(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
to public service
I jointly rejoice
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
to have trusted
If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.
Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
you are subject to findings
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
we were relaying
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
they [are to] learn
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
of [one] unsteadfast
Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
being witnessed of
she raised children
If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
he teaches something else
[It is] a faithful saying: For if we be dead with [him,] we shall also live with [him: ]
we died together
we will live together
If we suffer, we shall also reign with [him:] if we deny [him,] he also will deny us:
we will be kings
If we believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
we were dubious
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
If he hath wronged thee, or oweth [thee] ought, put that on mine account;
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;